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Briggs wears it pink in Parliament in aid of Breast Cancer Now

Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes at the Scottish Parliament last week to encourage constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 20 October.

wear it pink is back for its 16th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

Miles joined fellow Parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved and help support Breast Cancer Now’s efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

Wear it pink is now in its 16th year, with the annual fundraising campaign raising a staggering total of £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.  Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.

Speaking today Miles, who is also a Co-Convenor of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Cancer, said:

 

“ I commend the good work of Breast Cancer Now which raises so much money for vital research into breast cancer which is the most common cancer among women in Scotland.

 

“ I encourage constituents across Lothian to support the wear it pink campaign and help raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Now.”

 

Breast Cancer Now’s Director for Scotland, Mary Allison, said:

As the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity we are dedicated to funding the brightest minds to look into ways to save more lives from the disease. Our ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live – and live well.

 

Wear it pink is an important element in driving funds that will help us to achieve our vision and I’m delighted that MSPs are coming together again this year to support us.  Their continued involvement means a lot.

 

“Breast cancer is not a done deal.  More Scots are being diagnosed with the disease and almost 1,000 people a year in Scotland still die from breast cancer. 

“We need action now. By bringing everyone together we will find new ways to detect, prevent and treat breast cancer for all of those affected by this disease.”

-ENDS-

Miles Briggs